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Computer Science & Business Administration (B.S.C.S. & M.B.A.)

The linked BSCS/MBA program is an early entry in the MBA program of study. The linked program is designed for well qualified non-business undergraduates, allowing them to start their MBA program prior to completing the BSCS degree. Students will take MBA-level courses as early as three semesters prior to graduation and count up to 12 graduate credits toward their undergraduate degree. BSCS majors will be able to count the graduate level courses as the technical electives (2) and upper division general education courses (2). A computer science degree prepares students well for the professional workforce as problem solvers. Channel that knowledge to managing a business or organization.

Computer Science & Business Administration (B.S.C.S. & M.B.A.)


Description


What is Computer Science & Business Administration at ODU like?

The linked BSCS/MBA program is an early entry in the MBA program of study. The linked program is designed for well qualified non-business undergraduates, allowing them to start their MBA program prior to completing the BSCS degree. Students will take MBA-level courses as early as three semesters prior to graduation and count up to 12 graduate credits toward their undergraduate degree. BSCS majors will be able to count the graduate level courses as the technical electives (2) and upper division general education courses (2). A computer science degree prepares students well for the professional workforce as problem solvers. Channel that knowledge to managing a business or organization.

Program Highlights


What makes Computer Science & Business Administration at ODU unique?

  • Computer Scientists solve problems for any domain where a software solution is needed. Pair that with in-depth knowledge of Business Administration principals and experience to lead the teams who make everything run.

  • A strong mathematics and science based program is well suited to prepare students to become leaders in a business environment.

  • Software solutions are the foundation for many business enterprises, and the BSCS allows MBA students to understand how these systems work at the very basic level to the highest management level.

  • Entrepreneurial ventures depend upon software, problem solving, and a strong sense of business success talents.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$119,570

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

$91,590

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$86,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$149,730

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Computer Science & Business Administration at ODU?

CS 410:
Professional Workforce Development I


Laboratory work required. Provides students with challenges of business environments in developing a technology based project. Students identify a societal problem, identify solutions, define project solutions, develop project objectives, conduct feasibility analysis, establish organizational group structure to meet project objectives and develop formal specifications. Students make formal technical project presentations and develop web documentation. Students prepare a draft grant proposal. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CS 300T and CS 350.

CS 411W:
Professional Workforce Development II


Laboratory work required. Students write professional and non-technical documents and continue the development of the project defined in CS 410. Written work is reviewed and returned for corrective rewriting. Students will design and develop a project prototype, and demonstrate the prototype to a formal panel along with delivering the formal product specifications and a draft formal grant proposal. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and a grade of C or better in CS 330 and CS 410.

MBA 604:
Introduction to Information Management


Introductory course in information management for newly admitted non-business majors in the MBA Program. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Computer Science & Business Administration at ODU?

Students entering the BSCS+MBA program in Computer Science & Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

A potential candidate will have:

  • Achieved a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550

  • Completed all lower-level general education requirements

  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a GPA of at least 3.0

  • A minimum index of 1200 (index is computed as 200 times the ODU GPA plus GMAT score)

  • Students who have done exceptionally well in their undergraduate work may qualify for a GMAT waiver.  These candidates will have:

    • Completed all lower-level general education requirements
    • Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
    • Achieved junior standing

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Thesis-Based Department Funded Scholarship


Linked students may apply to receive a thesis-based department funded scholarship with guaranteed appointment as a TA or RA and tuition waiver.

Graduate Assistantship


During your 5th year (after completing the BSCS), you are eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (Teaching or Research). This includes a stipend each semester and a partial tuition waiver (up to 100% for Virginia residents).

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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For Undergraduate Inquiries:


Name:

Janet Brunelle


Location:

3210 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7714


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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